5. The Sise Inn, Portsmouth, N.H.
A country inn, in the middle of the fab town of Portsmouth, N.H., offers up many theater options within walking distance. Check out these local stages for tickets before you book your room. The Music Hall brings in the best; The Players Ring is an unsung hero; The Pontine Theatre is everything a tiny stage should be; The Seacoast Repertory Theater offers huge surprises. More than a walk away is a short car ride to the Ogunquit Playhouse, in Ogunquit, Me., or the Hackmatack Playhouse, in Berwick, Me. The Sise Inn is an extraordinary 19th-century Queen Anne residence, where your worries slip away, and your love blooms.
(Photo courtesy of the Sise Inn)
A self-proclaimed "New England love-it-all," Kimberly Sherman has run, biked, driven, shopped, eaten, camped, museum-hopped, and listened to live music all over the region. Always carrying her camera, she has captured many of her New England adventures on film. She is a regular contributor to The Boston Globe and Boston.com, and blogs about events around New England. Kim lives in southern New Hampshire with her family. Contact Kim
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